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Pronunciation : yōu
Meaning :
  1. remote. (adj)
  2. hidden away; secluded. (adj)
  3. serene; peaceful; tranquil. (adj)
  4. to imprison. (v)
  5. in superstition indicates the underworld. (n)
Radical :
Strokes : 9
Traditional :
Usage : 4.6%
Common Words / Phrases:
1.
幽灵
yōu líng
: specter; apparition; ghost
2.
幽默
yōu mò
: humorous
3.
清幽
qīng yōu
: tranquil in reference to a landscape
4.
幽暗
yōu àn
: gloom
5.
幽魂
yōu hún
: spirit; apparition; ghost
Sentences:
1. Ghosts could never frighten her.
cóng lái hài yōu líng
: she
从来 : never
: not
害怕 : afraid of
幽灵 : ghost
2. He’s got a very humorous way of talking.
shuō huà hěn yōu
: he
说话 : talk
: very
幽默 : humorous
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2 thoughts on “幽”

  1. “Ghosts could never affright her.”

    I think this is another charming example of antiquated usage. If you look at the Google ngrams (https://goo.gl/Ko2XOv), you will see that in 1700 “affright” was more popular that “frigthen”. By 1800, the two words were equally popular. But currently, “frighten” has almost totally replaced “affright”.

    Language is such a slave of fashion!

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